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Weener Plastic Ibérica has been ISCC Plus certified
Weener Plastics (WP) has now received the ISCC Plus mass balance certification for its site in Maçanet de la Selva, Spain. This means this site can now offer its customers high-performance plastics made from renewable attributed raw materials in the same good quality as fossil-based plastics.
11 Mar 21
WP launches first 100% recyclable dispensing valve
Following extensive research, trials, laboratory tests, and consumer reviews, WP’s Innovation & Development team has created a 100% recyclable valve that offers fully controlled, clean dispensing. WP’s fully recyclable valve is made of a specially developed material. This enables full recycling with polyolefin waste streams – regardless of the bottle material.
16 Dec 20
Weener Plastics receives ISCC Plus accreditation
Weener Plastics believes in a circular economy and is committed to reducing the use of fossil feedstock. The company has received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus accreditation for its use of sustainable raw materials.
27 May 20
Carl, a dual spray actuator for optimal freshness in shoes
Need to freshen up shoes after intensive activity? Weener Plastics (WP) has developed Carl, a smart shoe deo spray concept with two sprays circulating in opposite directions. In addition, Carl is a very sustainable solution. It has been especially designed to be produced from Post Consumer Recycled polypropylene.
12 Dec 19
Weener Plastics joins the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier network
Global packaging manufacturer Weener Plastics has become an official participant in the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS). The company is experienced in designing, developing and manufacturing rigid plastic packaging that meet demanding e-commerce delivery circumstances. Accordingly, Weener Plastics is pleased to be qualified as a member for Amazon's Frustration-Free Packaging Programs.
03 Jun 19
New Guhl packaging helps Kao reach sustainability goals
Sustainability is the most important topic in the plastics industry. Brand owners and plastic packaging manufacturers are eager to reduce the environmental footprint of plastic packaging. Kao has great ambitions in this area. The Japanese personal care manufacturer is introducing rPET bottles for its renowned hair care brand Guhl, manufactured by Weener Plastics.
09 May 19
Weener Plastics’ Eco Green Tube - Making the difference
The inventive development team at Weener Plastics (WP) in Brazil developed the Eco Green Tube, an environmentally-friendly, mono-material squeeze tube for Personal Care solutions. Sustainability was the key challenge for the development of this standard 40 mm tube, being the first real “green tube” in the market. With a production base in Brazil, the Latin-American market is targeted.
20 Nov 18
Weener Plastics thinks green, serving up sustainable solutions for environmentally conscious customers
As pressure to ‘think green’ escalates through the roof, sustainability continues to be an integral part of Weener Plastics’s strategy. Boasting unrivalled technological competences, the company develops packaging components for the personal care, food & beverage, and home care markets, working incessantly towards minimising its carbon footprint. Ilona Vermeer underscores the importance of sustainability solutions for Weener, explaining how it is determined to make the plastics packaging industry circular in the next years.
10 Sep 18
Weener Plastics' e-commerce-ready laundry detergent closure for Henkel
Henkel and Weener Plastics have teamed up to translate a challenging new laundry detergent closure design into reality. The result is an appealing, functional dispensing closure that perfectly complements the newly designed bottle and has the ultimate mix of characteristics: a sustainable system with excellent pouring behavior, suitable for e-commerce use and optimal efficiency in manufacturing and logistics.
12 Jul 18
Weener Plastics' attractive spray cap for new Nivea deodorant packaging
For many years, Nivea has been Beiersdorf’s loved and always reliable global skin care brand. Great care was taken in selecting a packaging supplier for their new female deodorant and anti-perspirant range. Weener Plastics (WP) was chosen to design, develop and manufacture the new twist-lock spray cap, including development and manufacturing of the tooling.
04 Jun 18
Weener Plastics to acquire Proenfar
Weener Plastics (WP) Group acquires Latin American packaging solutions provider Proenfar from Altra Investments. The agreement was signed on 23 April 2018. With this acquisition, plastic packaging supplier WP continues its expansion in emerging markets and strengthens its product portfolio. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.
26 Apr 18
Weener Plastics acquires Artpack in Russia
Plastic packaging supplier Weener Plastics (WP) Group, headquartered in the Netherlands, has acquired bottle manufacturer Artpack Ltd in Russia. The transaction closed on 20 February 2018 for an undisclosed amount. This acquisition fits perfectly within WP’s global expansion strategy.
26 Feb 18
Weener Plastics adopts pioneering approach with PCR
Driven by innovation and the ambition to push boundaries, Weener Plastics (WP) has initiated a variety of circular economy programs. One of these initiatives is the introduction of non-food standard caps and closures made from up to 100% Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) polypropylene.
26 Jan 18
Multiple awards for Nivea packaging with Weener Dispensing closure
Nivea Hand Care’s alluring packaging isn’t just pleasing to look at. Picking it up is almost irresistible – and delivers a pleasant consumer experience. That is why the appealing packaging has received several awards in 2017, such as the Red Dot Design Award for Communication Design and the German Packaging Prize. A welcome compliment for the hinged dispensing closure produced by Weener Plastics, which is functional, convenient, reliable and attractive.
28 Dec 17
Weener Plastics acquires Orange Products Brazil
Weener Plastics (WP), headquartered in The Netherlands, has acquired the shares and operations of Orange Products Plasticos Ltda in Brazil (OPB) from Orange Products Inc (OPI) and C-Pack, its current shareholders. The transaction was closed on 11 October 2017 for an undisclosed amount. This acquisition is in line with WP's M&A strategy.
19 Oct 17
Successful launch for premium cosmetics with CosmoTop tube closures
Visual quality, sustainability and convenient handling is why renowned brand owners have chosen Weener's new CosmoTop tube closures. The alluring dispensing closures combine weight reduction with proven consumer benefits whilst giving the package an attractive look. CosmoTop lines stand for upmarket tube closures and benefit from two lid design options.
03 May 16
Weener Plastics presents new corporate identity, HQ and name
Weener Plastics is strengthening its well-established position as a strong, competent and reliable full service global supplier of innovative plastic packaging solutions. Therefore, it is implementing a new corporate identity, the HQ is being relocated and several name changes are being executed.
28 Jan 16
Weener acquires Brazilian molding activities
Weener Plastic Packaging Group (WPPG) has acquired the shares of its joint venture partner Globalpack and currently owns 100% of Weener Globalpack Indústria Plástica Ltda in Jaraguá, São Paulo, Brazil. The plant produces plastic packaging components for deodorants and antiperspirants. The company has been renamed and will operate as Weener Indústria Plástica Ltda from now on.
02 Oct 15
CosmoTop tube closures, a new level of quality and appearance
In recognition of market demands for innovative and superior quality tubes closures, Weener has developed a family of attractive tube closures called CosmoTop. These are available in several diameters, designs and surface finishes. Various smart features with additional consumer benefits were incorporated in this development.
18 Sep 15
3i invests €250m in Weener Plastic Packaging Group
3i Group plc (3i), the international investment manager, has agreed to invest approximately €250 million (c. £183million) in Weener Plastic Packaging Group, a leading manufacturer of innovative plastic packaging systems for the world’s leading FMCG companies and private label manufacturers. The former shareholder, Lindsay Goldberg Vogel, has sold its stake in WPPG.
16 Jun 15
Weener expands operations in the Netherlands
Weener Plastic Packaging Group (WPPG) has expanded its production activities in the Netherlands. The facility in Ede – Plasticum Netherlands, part of WPPG since June 2013 – has almost doubled its operations with the annexation of its 4,400m2 neighbour building. A newly built corridor connects the two buildings, resulting in a total space of 11,000m2.
12 Feb 15
Weener launches its new corporate website
Weener has launched its new corporate website - www.wppg.com. Plasticum - part of the Weener Plastic Packaging Group since June, 2013 - has been integrated into the new site. The fully redesigned website has a contemporary look and feel, and much more user-friendly navigation, following the latest world wide web web standards. The new site reflects the company's focused strategy and the capabilities to meet today's customer needs.
09 Dec 14
New cream cheese package for Hochland developed by Weener Plastic Russia
Hochland, the leading expert for cheese products in Europe, has recently launched a new range of cream cheese products. Being a valued supplier for many years, Weener Plastic Russia was awarded the job to design and develop the complete new packaging range. The packaging is functional and appealing. The jars and lids are injection moulded while decorated with an In-Mould-Label and have been optimized to offer a stable and sound filling process on high speed filling lines.
10 Oct 14
Weener Plastic Packaging Group inspires with a cost-effective dosing system
The Weener Plastic Packaging Group has developed a new patented cost-effective dosing system: the Pure Dispense technology. The applied membrane is a sustainable solution for an accurate and controlled dispense of various formulations, thanks to the efficient and direct movement of the membrane when squeezing the tube or bottle. It is particularly suitable for personal care solutions, such as creams, gels and lotions.
30 Apr 14
Nutri-Line: Innovative lids and scoops for enhanced hygiene and comfort
Weener Plastics has developed the Nutri-Line, a new total packaging concept for a safe and hygienic dosing of infant formula which benefits a patented tamper-proof indicator. The Nutri-Line features a hinged lid with a convenient grip for easy opening and closing, and an integrated stackable scoop.
13 Mar 14
Weener Plastic Packaging Group acquires 100% of Weener Empire Plastics Ltd
After being a minority shareholder for 8 years, the Weener group, a German based globally active corporation, has acquired the remaining shares of the Mumbai headquartered Weener Empire Plastics Ltd for an undisclosed amount. The deal includes 7 factories across India.
10 Jan 14
The integration of Weener and Plasticum
In order to support customers internationally even better in the future and expand Weener's market position, the Weener Plastic Packaging Group will restructure: The Dutch Plasticum Group B.V. with its 300 employees and four European production facilities will be integrated into the Weener Plastic Packaging Group as a subsidiary.
10 Jul 13
Weener Plastic Packaging Group strengthens its market position
To fully exploit the considerable international potential in the personal care, food and beverage, home care, chemical, and pharmaceutical packaging markets, Weener Plastic Packaging Group located in Weener (Lower Saxony) has restructured. Plasticum Group B.V. of the Netherlands, with its 300 employees and four European plants, will be integrated into the Weener Plastic Packaging Group.
19 Jun 13
Lindsay Goldberg acquires Plasticum Group B.V.
Private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg LLC, New York, in Central Europe represented by Lindsay Goldberg Vogel GmbH, has acquired Plasticum Group B.V., the Netherlands. The Competition Authorities have already approved the acquisition, that has been fully financed with own equity capital.
24 Sep 12
Sunshine, Plasticum’s revolutionary 65 mm over cap
Plasticum, market leader in aerosol caps, recognizes the market need for high quality, cost-efficient and eco-friendly products. Therefore Plasticum has developed Sunshine, a lightweight 65 mm over cap for ambitious customers in the technical aerosol market. Sunshine is unique and distinguishes itself from the competition as it offers several benefits to efficiency on the line, during packing, and throughout delivery.
18 Sep 12
Revlon adopts Plasticum’s spray actuator Jessica
Revlon, a renowned global A-brand in the cosmetics market, has chosen Plasticum’s Jessica for their successful brand Charlie. This integrated spray actuator has been adopted for the aerosol body fragrances, fitting into the company’s vision of “glamour, excitement and innovation through high-quality products at affordable prices”.
12 Sep 12
Added aromas for beverages are in fashion: Flavour is in vogue
Within a very short time, new beverage additives have turned into a real lifestyle product. This development is another manifestation of the global trend toward increasing personalization, where we adapt the products we use to our own preferences and wishes. On behalf of a US manufacturer, Weener has recently started to produce a complete package for such added flavours.
20 Jul 12
Plasticum introduces Spray Cap Jill
Plasticum extends its range of horizontal spray caps with Jill, wich is fitted with Plasticum’s patented Integrated Spray technology, integrating the actuator and insert. Plasticum's technology offers the flexibility to handle various formulations and to obtain different spray patterns, depending on the required effect.
20 May 12
Plasticum launches an oval valve closure with double TE
Plasticum has extended its valve closure range with a new oval closure fitted with two tamper evident functions. This closure has been designed for food and personal care applications. It is offered in two neck sizes: snap-on 25 mm and snap-on 27 mm.
03 May 12
Plasticum Group launches new corporate website
Plasticum has announce the launch of its new corporate website www.plasticumgroup.com. The completely re-designed site has a fresh look and feel and user-friendly navigation. It reflects the company's strategy and shows the latest innovations and developments to meet customer needs.
18 Jan 12
KMS California again in the salons with innovative new packaging design
Weener has produced the press-top cap for the KPSS-Kao Professional line of KMS California hair care products. The innovative (and for this product segment, entirely new) soft-touch surfaces plus an improved cap are what characterise the KMS California product range.
20 Dec 11
Lipstick: An instrument of seduction and a stable commodity
For the direct sales of its products renowned Swedish cosmetics supplier Oriflame uses trial size lipsticks to a large extent. For over 40 years now the company has developed cosmetics using pure and natural ingredients from selected plant and herbal extracts. Weener has already been working globally in the field of plastic packaging as an Oriflame partner for a long time, and has now also been enlisted to produce lipstick samplers.
05 Dec 11
Plasticum acquires BRC accreditation
Plasticum Norwich Ltd has recently been awarded the British Retail Consortium (BRC) accreditation for Packaging and Packaging Materials – issue 4. The production plant in North Walsham (UK) has gained the "A-level", which is the highest level. The accreditation enables Plasticum to expand and further develop its business into products that have contact with food.
15 Sep 11
Weener Mexico produces complete packaging for Nivea roll-on
For many years Weener has been supplying Beiersdorf worldwide with various packaging solutions as a partner in the development of a large number of innovative projects. Now, Weener has developed a full packaging solution for Nivea's Deo roll-on for men, featuring a precisely coordinated fitment offering a guarantee of air-tight packaging.
01 Sep 11
Weener develops new closure for shower products from Colgate-Palmolive
Summer, sunshine, a holiday feel… "Tahiti" shower products still conjure up images like this for many consumers ever since the French product launch in the 70s with a TV spot showing a young woman taking a shower in a warm tropical rain. The compact bottle, with its spout cap that can be opened with one hand, has been a distinctive feature of the "Tahiti" packaging since then.
23 Aug 11
The Axe Effect - Weener USA manufactures Axe shower gel cap
In this Unilever project, Weener acts as a co-converter and partner and was heavily involved in the development of the Axe press top. The special characteristic of the manufacturing process for the cap is the in-mould assembly of the two cap components – usually this is done in a downstream production process outside the mould. This technology saves one complete processing step and is therefore especially efficient and economical.
24 Jun 11
Dove VisibleCare cap comes care of Weener
It has taken Unilever experts over ten years of in-depth research to be satisfied with the results and to feel comfortable with launching their new NutriumMoisture™ technology. Now it is an essential ingredient of the Dove VisibleCare™ shower cream series. The packaging unit is upside down and entails especially high requirements for the injection moulding process since tightness must be ensured throughout the entire life cycle of the container.
17 Jun 11
New jar concepts for luxury care products
In addition to its actual function (to protect the product) packaging also obviously provides important statements about the product it contains. For this reason, many suppliers use high-quality jars for their skin and hair care products. While consumers value the appealing appearance, they are skeptical about classic glass jars in daily use due to their fragility. Nobody likes glass breakage. Weener now offers three jar concepts that fulfill all demands on appearance and functionality.
30 Mar 11
Pioneers in Sealing: Weener develops a new concept for sealing foods
Weener has now developed a new process that allows food to be sealed airtight without the use of the hitherto customary wax-clad cardboard/disc seal foils. The new concept developed by Weener within the framework of a technical project allows the seal foil to be bonded directly to the plastic lid.
20 Sep 10
Plasticum markets a new oval valve closure: MD Oval snap-on 28
Plasticum’s contemporary valve closure range has been extended with a large oval version. This snap-on dispensing closure – fitted with patented MaxiDose (MD) technology – is an accurate, mess-free dispenser for Food and Personal Care applications.
05 Jul 10
The new Livio valve cap - clean, secure and quick
The Livio brand has held the end-consumer's trust with regard to natural enjoyment for years - the Livio tradition goes back over half a century, with a brand recognition factor of 84% with end-consumers. Now, a valve solution created by Weener that allows precise dosing has been chosen for the Livio sealing cap on Homann premium ketchup.
14 Jun 10
- Jo Webb
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